Heavy Lake Effect Snow Bands

***Watch WISN 12 News today at 5, 6, & 10pm for the latest on the lake effect snow!***

Just a quick update on the heavy lake effect snow bands that are affecting parts of Southeast Wisconsin.  A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect until Midnight for Milwaukee County and 3am for Racine and Kenosha Counties.  One quick burst of snow just moved by our station at 19th and Wells and produced 1″-2″ of snow.  More heavy lake effect snow bands will rotate inland from late afternoon into the evening.  Snow totals in isolated spots will total 4″-5″, but overall many areas will be in the 1″-3″ range.

Below is a radar image from around 3pm.  This shows a very intense lake effect band about to move inland.  This will produce snowfall rate of 1″ to possibly 3″ per hour!

Lake effect snow by nature generally occurs in narrow bands…so while some areas may pick up a quick 3″-5″ of snow…a few miles away may only see 1″-2″.  Please use caution traveling this evening as roadways will become snow covered and visibilities will be reduced as wind will gust above 20mph.

If you have snow totals to pass along please post them to the comments section of the blog.  For more information on the snow today please read the blog entry from this morning that was talking about the snow for today.

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Jeremy Nelson

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9 Responses

  1. Why isn’t there any advisories for Waukesha or ozaukee counties? They are getting this very heavy snow too. Also, comparing the dot cams from the south side to the north/west sides. 94 and Rawson is fine and passable, but 45 and Watertown Plank is snow covered and traffic is almost at a standstill.

  2. It’s pretty much over up here in northern Dodge County at 4:51 P.M. Not much additional accumulation since this noon. We have 3.4″ total here in Lomira/Brownsville area.

    • Thanks for the report. For everyone…please pass along your snow totals. Jeremy

  3. Thanks for the updates, Cliff. I think you are done.

    Bryan, I think they should have included OZ/Waukesha, but it is tapering off quickly.

    Mark

  4. I measured in various spots in my neighborhood to make sure this is close to accurate, but there is only between 2.2 and 2.9 inches in the south area of New Berlin. We pretty much had just a trace until 3:30, then a heavy band that just clipped us for less than an hour, and now it has stopped snowing except for some flurries.

  5. Off topic, but your 7 day planner is off by a day. The days read Friday to Thursday instead of Thursday to Wednesday.

    • Daniel, that was my screw-up. Busy day. Not my finest hour. Thanks for the snow total.

      Mark

    • Wouldn’t it be nice if tomorrow was friday? This week has gone so slow. Mark, I’ll get you a Muskego total in an hour or so when I go shovel. Thanks for keeping us updated via Twitter and facebook today as the squall moved across the metro!

  6. In southwest Milwaukee, where I am at near West Allis, we got about 3.2 inches. We haven’t gotten much at all since 6:00 PM or so.

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